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Legislative Alert: Illinois governor signs bill to revive key job creation incentive

Key Job Creation Incentive Returns to Illinois Following months of debate in Springfield, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation to revive the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit (EDGE) program. Expired since April 30th, the Land of Lincoln has been without a major job creation incentive in the state’s economic development toolbox. With this new law, the EDGE program is now back online through June 30, 2022. The EDGE program still looks very similar to the tax credit that expired earlier this year. However, there are several key changes to the program to note, including the total potential...
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H&A releases new SiteTrends workforce report: Millennials – Shifting Demographics in the Workforce Fall 2017

Hickey and Associates (H&A), a global site location, incentive advisory, and workforce analytics firm, has released a new report, SiteTrends: Millennials – Shifting Demographics in the Workforce Fall 2017, which dives into the labor trends of the largest generation in the workforce. The report discusses how Millennials may impact business and their employers today, tomorrow, and well into the future. To download a complimentary copy, click here. As a result of the cyclical nature of global generational shifts and its overall population growth, Millennials – those born between 1985 and 2004 – are poised to overtake Baby Boomers in workforce...
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H&A Media Contribution – Jason Hickey comments on Amazon’s HQ2

Jason Hickey comments on Amazon’s second headquarters announcement H&A President and CEO Jason Hickey was recently quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business regarding Amazon’s recent announcement of seeking a second headquarters. Reportedly, the new project could feature an investment of $5 billion and the creation of 50,000 jobs. As a premiere expert in site location strategy, Hickey compares the economic development project to the recent Foxconn announcement in Wisconsin and ongoing Toyota Mazda site search. “The mayor and governor know how critical these projects can be, and they’re game-changers” To view the article on the Crane Chicago Business website, please click the following...
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Media Contribution: H&A’s Jason Hickey discusses automotive site selection process in WSJ article

H&A President and CEO Jason Hickey was recently quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on U.S. states competing to be home to Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp.’s new joint production facility, “Eleven States Jockey to Land Toyota-Mazda Production Facility.” As a leading global location adviser, Hickey discussed the appeal of the southeast U.S. to car makers, especially thanks to the power of an existing regional supply chain. To view the article on the Wall Street Journal website, please click the following link: Eleven States Jockey to Land Toyota-Mazda Production Facility.